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DapperD
01-16-2008, 01:44
Hi! I would like to correspond with those planning and contemplating an '09 thru hike. I recently bought all my gear and have dreamt of doing this since the early '90's. I wanted to go this year but have too many responsibilities. I would like to correspond with others who are looking for partners, at least to start out with. I am older now and know it will be tough and would like to know what other's thoughts are who will be attempting a thru-hike as to town resupply, weather extremes, staying healthy, etc... also feel it would be wise to start out with partner(s) who are serious about undertaking this endeavor. I plan a slow and steady approach and wouldn't mind hiking with people who take their time but are truly commited. If interested please correspond.

tomsawyer222
01-16-2008, 07:05
Well i cant say i want to go slow but i will be taking my time and enjoying my hike when i go in 2009. My girlfriend and i will be starting NOBO on march 1st. i dont know when you plan to start...

iamduesouth
01-19-2008, 00:24
Hello Dapper D,
Please E-mail me ..... itsmeinvb@yahoo.com
Am planning a thru hike likewise......Alb

Repack
02-01-2008, 12:47
I'm going out this year, nobo, beginning 3/30. I have a thread above yours. Name is Repack. Male, 61 yrs and fit. I might want to do it again next year.... gotta' make it this year first. My two favorite expressions (not orginal): No pain, no rain, no Maine; and: It's not the destination, it's the journey". Good luck. Reply if interested in staying in touch.

fonsie
02-04-2008, 07:34
hey Im planning to go Nobo march of 2009. Im also might be looking to be hiking with someone or a few people. Im gradually getting into shape. I might start off slow and work my way up. Hit me up if you are up to any weekand trips. I am off thurs, friday, sat., and sundays...I work nights so I would have to be back by sunday night.

Chaco Taco
02-04-2008, 18:10
09 er here also. Looking at a March 1st start even though plan was the 16th. Dont want to pay half months rent.
Trip to Smokies is on for March 28th, 2008 if anyone is goi ng to be up there.
See ya'll out there.

Rcarver
02-04-2008, 19:16
09 er here also. Looking at a March 1st start even though plan was the 16th. Dont want to pay half months rent.
Trip to Smokies is on for March 28th, 2008 if anyone is goi ng to be up there.
See ya'll out there.

What kind of trip do you have set up?

Doughnut
02-04-2008, 20:49
SOBO, Jul 09,
Going to Maine this summer for a shakedown hike...

KarenM982
02-04-2008, 21:29
I'm planning on a NOBO thru-hike starting March 1st 09. Hope to see you all out there!

Chaco Taco
02-04-2008, 21:34
What kind of trip do you have set up?

Leaving out of Fontana Friday march 28th.
Mollies ridge 29
Derricks Knob30
Mt Collins 31
Boulevard Trail to Mt Leconte 1
Pecks Corner 2
Cosby Knob 3
Standing Bear Farm 4

We may have a food drop set up at Newfound Gap.

Capt.Scott
02-04-2008, 22:44
Hey guys, and gals if any, I am also hitting the AT in 2009. SOBO June 1. I will be shaking down a couple times including long trip thru Smokies in Sept this year from Standing Bear to NOC. I would like to share info and have been a lurker for a long time. I am just glad to see folks talking about 09. I thing I will go set up my tent in my backyard!:banana

twentybelow
02-04-2008, 23:18
i am hoping to begin a NOBO thru in mid march '09. also gonna try to do the LT this august or september as sort of a warm up / test run for the gear. it's been a lifelong dream... can hardly wait!

88BlueGT
02-04-2008, 23:49
I'm also planning an 09 thru. My plan was to head out March 17 or 18th but I think that may be pushed back until late March. Hopefully, I'll see some of you on the trail :)